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SPECTATOUR: On the Road with Races, Pt. 1

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The Spec spent time with Los Angeles band Races as they toured through Arizona playing two shows with Generationals at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Nov. 17 and Club Congress in Tucson on Nov. 18.

Races, which started as a makeshift group put together for a one-time performance, had been non-stop touring since the March release of its self-recorded and produced debut album Year of the Witch. The band is comprised of Wade Ryff (guitar/vocals), Devon Lee (vocals/percussion), Breanna Wood (piano/vocals), Oliver Hild (bass/Moog) and Lucas Ventura (drums/percussion). Members Wood and Hild were replaced by David Howe and George Krikes for this portion of the tour.

Armed with digital cameras and video recorders, The Spec documented the band’s two shows and short trek from Phoenix to Tucson. Along the way, we met a cutout of 13-year-old Asher, spent time at Ventura’s mom’s home where we learned about Vegan Black Metal Chef, did post-show karaoke at Club Congress, participated in a late-night jam session in Generationals’ hotel room, and witnessed the band’s purple-and-gold perserverance and Kobe Bryant-like finesse that leaves fans wanting more.

Below, watch a montage of footage from the weekend and tune in all this week for one-on-one interviews, live show footage and a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road.


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